Looking Back #suffering #hope

Behind me shadows of frozen pain I choose to forget It was many winters ago now. Life was empty and what little I had was slipping through my fingers. “You have cancer” were words I could not bear to add to my void. The scepter of fear wanted to rob days and precious memories thatContinue reading “Looking Back #suffering #hope”

Refreshed #search #truth

  “Come to the water stand by my side I know you are thirsty you wont be denied” Words that we sang we could drink deep take refreshing sips the well is always full There are days I doubt distracted by drought  when I have been starving   clothes threadbare you have always provided whatContinue reading “Refreshed #search #truth”

All for the Last Time #poetry #cancer #photography

  While he is living all his firsts steps that rockforth  and tumble words that jumble into Da and Ma terrible two tempers that rumble colored flecks in baby eyes I’ll never know where his future lies I will be living my lasts springtime  never been greener revealing the bulbs with my gardening rake easterContinue reading “All for the Last Time #poetry #cancer #photography”

All I Have Are Ashes #Akhmatova #poet #societalcancer

  I’ve cried for seventeen long months, I’ve called you for your home, I fell at hangmen’ feet – not once, My womb and hell you’re from. All has been mixed up for all times, And now I can’t define Who is a beast or man, at last, And when they’ll kill my son. There’reContinue reading “All I Have Are Ashes #Akhmatova #poet #societalcancer”

Winter’s Accusation #poetry #cancer #photography

You can’t know how many times I walk past that door that stands slightly ajar out of that crack light used to stream now there are silent accusations reminders that today might be my last and I hug the threshold brave lines etch my brow you won’t know but the legs beneath me waver justContinue reading “Winter’s Accusation #poetry #cancer #photography”

Oasis #dailypost #poetry #health

Cancer that awful scourge people gasping in pain there it was a stream smallest trickle of hope for some it offered healing an Oasis peaceful breeze flowed into our beings we waited not for death but life   This minimalistic poem is about a real place (a hospital called Oasis) where I daily saw death andContinue reading “Oasis #dailypost #poetry #health”

Tomorrow #pain #amwriting #poetry

The sun will come up … Tomorrow and I bet I’ll face this all tomorrow it’s not fun * Just thinking about tomorrow cancer eats the joy and leaves a sorrow today its won * When Im stuck in a day that’s sad and lonely I must fall on my knees and hope and prayContinue reading “Tomorrow #pain #amwriting #poetry”

What of Life? #questions #poetry #photography

To know everything implies that I know something “what” I ask of myself  “do I know”? When the sails of life luff I may not be going anywhere When the umpire emphatically cries “You’re out!” – I am When the doctor tells me I have cancer I have no questions What about those times inContinue reading “What of Life? #questions #poetry #photography”

Time is ticking away #death #life #poetry

they asked me when I was a kid how long they thought i’d live i said” i don’t know maybe after the world is covered with snow.” they asked me when I was a sailor how long I thought til it was over? i shook my head, “my best friend yesterday at 20 was dead”Continue reading “Time is ticking away #death #life #poetry”

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